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Agency vows to sanitise traffic on Bauchi highways

By Ahmed Ahmed.

The Bauchi state Road Transport Agency (BAROTA) has vowed to sanitise traffic causing confusion on the highways across the state.

The Chairman of the Agency Air Commodore Tijjani Baba Gamawa (retired) has stated this in an interview with Journalists on Tuesday in Bauchi.

He said the agency was established purposely to protect the lives of the residents of the state by mitigating road accidents.

Gamawa expressed worries over heavy traffic caused by motorists in the highways on market days of some villages, towns and local government areas of the state.

The Chairman assured that parking spaces would be provided at major markets in the state capital and village markets to avoid traffic congestion, stampedes and accidents that occur frequently on market days.

He lamented that many motorcyclists and KEKE NAPEPs operators drive recklessly thereby causing accidents and destruction of other vehicles and properties.

According to him, the agency would soon embark on enlightenment of road users on traffic rules before enforcing rules and penalties.

He said on the take off, the agency now has only administrative staff saying 200 youths to be drawn from the 20 local governments of the state would soon be recruited to enforce the traffic rules on roads.

Gamawa who assured that people of integrity would be employed by the agency promised the general public that unlike some officers in other law enforcement agencies, BAROTA personnel would be incorruptible.

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